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Hachiko was an akita dog which became famous in Japan because he waited for his owner at the train station every day, and continued to do so even after the owner died. A statue in the dog's honor memorializes the dog's loyal spirit, at Shibuya, Japan.

  • "Hachiko was born in Odate, Japan, in 1923. When his master, Dr. Eisaburo Ueno, a professor at Tokyo university, died in May, 1925, Hachi returned to the Shibuya train station the next day and for the next nine years to wait."—closing titles of Hachi: A Dog's Tale